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TEMARI’s 13th Annual BOLTS of Fabric & Fun Sale

  • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) 2454 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI, 96826 United States (map)

Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (Map it)

8:00 am – 9:00 am     Open to TEMARI members only
9:00 am – 1:00 pm      Open to the general public

Our annual fabric fair features all things textiles with unique treasures from local artists and more - for the novice crafter or serious textile addict!  Join us for fun, fabrics, remnants and notions. Enjoy ono Marian’s Catering kaukau throughout the fair. JCCH Gift Shop also will be open. With $10 purchase, your parking will be free.

  • Vintage textile treasures
  • Bottles of buttons
  • Boxes of sewing notions
  • Bundles of remnants
  • Hanks of yarns
  • Mounds of kimono, obi, haori & saki-ori
  • Piles of boro, Japanese indigo “rags”
  • Rolls of yukata cotton
  • Tied-up Fat Quarters
  • Trays of beads, tribal jewelry & talismans

Textile Talk Stories

10:00 am - 11:00 am     Legacy of the Late Moana Eisele, Kapamaker
Kamalu du Preez, Hawaiian Cultural Practioner  
Kamalu, Moana’s haumana (apprentice), continues to create kapa and perpetuate Moana’s legacy. She will demonstrate how the control of negative space in bamboo stamping continues to make Hawaiian kapa distinctive.

11:00 am - Noon            Combining Contemporary Prints with Ethnic Textiles
Lisa Wiemken
From diversity emerges truly one-of-a-kind apparel. Lisa’s line of Pitacus pieces are simply different. How does she do it? Learn more about her unique approach, which involves breaking barriers, ignoring rules, and merging contemporary and ethnic textiles into new creations.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        Jan Ken Po Printing to...Paper, Scissors, Screen
Wendy Kim Messier
Watch Wendy screen-print fabric with torn or cut shapes and permanent pigments. Quick. Easy. Fun!

In the Patio

Our non-profit partners Moiliili Community Center (MCC) Senior Center members repurpose kimono outfits, creatively upcycle paper and plastic objects, and stitch quilts, decorative rugs and functional interior items. Observe demonstrations of Kumihimo, Japanese silk braiding, by Carol Nagano’s students.

Okinawa Hands-On (OHO): OHO aims to preserve the Ryukyu language and culture, provide learning opportunities for youth, and to assist the elderly. OHO will prepare unique Uchinanchu sauces and salts, distinctively wrapped, along with more preserves and their crafted cards.

    Application Deadline February 28, 2018